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Misshapen egg

Post by Miss Chooks » 25 Jun 2013, 10:32

Hi,
Afew weeks ago my poot laid a mishapen egg, I didn't really think anything of this until someone from this forum gave a link to an egg poster (which I have now hanging up in my garage) Now I'm worried. She hasn't laid one since and she seems fine. Is this something I should worry about? take her the vets?

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Re: Misshapen egg

Post by drfish » 25 Jun 2013, 10:52

Is she potentially going broody? Moulting? Are the other girls laying ok?
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Re: Misshapen egg

Post by Miss Chooks » 25 Jun 2013, 11:11

Well, one of my LS has just had a part-moult (back laying now) and the poot does have 2 little patches on her breast where some feathers have gone but not bald and nothing more or since. She is still laying normal eggs. She is showing no signs of broodiness, eating & drinking fine. I'm getting my 3 eggs a day (1 from each)

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Re: Misshapen egg

Post by drfish » 25 Jun 2013, 13:21

Oh sorry, I read the "she hasn't laid one since" as being hasn't laid anything at all.

In that case, it was probably just a system blip. It happens. Probably nothing to worry about if all is well now.
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Re: Misshapen egg

Post by NCOTB » 26 Jun 2013, 01:49

Poots arent the greatest layers, mine lay like the clappers for a bit then go off lay. weather - too hot, too cold, wind/rain can all throw them off.

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Re: Misshapen egg

Post by Miss Chooks » 18 Jul 2013, 09:11

Hello, my poot has laid another misshapen egg yesterday. She is fine in herself, laying probably every other day at the moment; put that down to the weather. Is this anything that I should be concerned about? - Thanks
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Re: Misshapen egg

Post by Miss Chooks » 18 Jul 2013, 09:14

Let me know if you cannot open the attachement. Sorry but I'm having a problem attaching :-(

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Re: Misshapen egg

Post by CP » 18 Jul 2013, 10:59

You need to save the image as a jpeg not a pdf file & it should attach easily using the 'upload attachment' feature at the bottom of the reply box. ;)

The odd misshapen egg isn't necessarily anything to worry about. If it happens a lot it could be due to a number of things. This site is useful reading - http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publicati ... hapen-eggs
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